there is an issue!!!

as i look through different articals different ones attack my computer trying to access places on my computer that shouldnt be accessed just giving you a heads up i will no longer visit the site...thanks you for reading this ...even though i know nothing will be done about it....

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Bud365 (author) 7 years ago
OKay so i know it took me a while to get this info, but as it happens my software blocks it so then i have to find another one (due to the blocking) here is the info of the lastest happend as i entered "everybody else is making laptop stands, so why can't I " instructibles.. Http fake av install request.. attacking computer Supercheckfree IP address this was trying to access my harddrive...
Schetnanone7 years ago
okay, so this am, after updating and scanning for viruses-yet again- I wanted to check on this thread at the site. Opened a new browser, typed in the url for instructables and BAM right away, when I clicked on the COMMUNITY link at the top of the page, got the same darned security warning/check and it appeared to by running through my files. Closed the browser, but got a dialogue box with the same information: are you sure you want to close this browser? Your system could still be at risk.
So I'm concluding that since THIS is the only place I get that crap, that there is a problem with this site.  I had really enjoyed coming here for interesting things, but think I'm going to have a hiatus from this site for a while.  I'll check back in a few weeks, but it's quite offputting to have that crap come up on a site you enjoy.
bucklipe7 years ago
 While looking around on braiding techniques, the last one was by SFHandyman, there was a Disney ad that was flashing. Almost every time I clicked on "next" it would go to a blank page with the ad in the upper left corner. If I clicked on the "Page 2" block at the top most of the time it would go to the page, the other times it would go to the Disney ad on the blank page. This happened on every Instructable I looked at...
 I went to the same sites today and the flashing Disney ad is gone and so is the problem....
Kiteman7 years ago
Could you let us know which pages you were looking at, and what reports your firewall or antivirus software gave?

Without full information, the problem cannot be solved.

Are you sure the attempted intrusion was coming from this site (which, according to both AVG and Norton is completely clean)?

Could you have been getting fake messages from malware already installed by another site or infected email?

Bud365 (author)  Kiteman7 years ago

thanks now i know this site is liget and its some attachment ill go back to the articals (if i can remember them rotf) and write down everything and ect...thanks for your concern. ive always liked this site it just caught me off guard..

now I'm having an issue getting the cursor to work when I put it in the box. Not sure if that's me or the site. the link to the bath bombs is this:

What happens is that we get a security box that says "your computer may be at risk as this site may contain viruses." when you try to click the box closed, it launches into a security run of your system without your permission. if you try to click the page off, you get another message that says: are you sure you want to navigate away from this page, your system could still be at risk. (or words to that effect) You have to close down the entire browser to get it to quit and it's a royal pain in the neck. 
I don't know if it's the people who are putting the info up on the pages that have this, that it is associated with their computers or if you have some sort of spyware on your site.  It only launched when I clicked on the picture in your newsletter in my email box.  didn't launch a second time.  Could there be something on your newsletter, rather than on the site itself?
The other thing is that when I launched that link a second time to get the exact url info, that security notice did not pop up again.  I have firewalls to the max and a current virus protector that is updated daily, so I don't know what this thing is.
I hope you can find it.

These things go (semi-)random to give you the impression what you're looking at is actually a problem. I'm doubtful that the thing would give you a fake warning about the site which you downloaded it from (esp. as it wouldn't actually be a lie...).
Clean your machine etc.

it only happened when I clicked on the link in the newsletter. Have up to date virus and spyware.
Aye but you said that it didn't happen a second time; the fault wasn't reproducible (it seems). Unless it was just a bad-ad?
See if it happens again, we'll know a bit better.


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